Benefits to Greek Community
- The Greek Sector can help to increase and improve communication and overall relationships between Greek organizations.
- Chapters that call the Greek Sector home are a part of a community that binds them together in a unique way that challenges them to share responsibility and maintain accountability.
- Having a home in the Greek Sector allows chapters to potentially market their organizations by highlighting organization history, tradition and value that parallels the institutes.
- All houses have to maintain certain standards per housing codes and are therefore safe and secure environments to live in. Many times, as there are other sources of income and alumnae donations, it is cheaper to live in a Greek property compared to other options near campus.
- Meal plans are provided at almost every house to ensure students are being provided sufficient dining options and a sense of community among their membership. Meal plans are managed through each individual chapter, but first years that would like to consider the Greek 100 campus dining plan may reach out to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life (you can opt in/out of the meal plan only at the start of the fall and/or spring semesters).
Benefits to the Institute
- Greek housing can add another dimension of traditional campus environments that could appease parents, families, and/or incoming students therefore a possible recruitment tool for the institute.
- Greek housing provides an official living-learning environment that can promote leadership development, fraternalism (brotherhood and sisterhood fostering a sense of 'home'), and campus engagement.
- The beds that each house provides allows for that many more students to live directly on campus (although these are private houses and should therefore not be referred to as official 'on-campus' housing options). The house capacity averages 38 beds per house (max = 63, min = 19).
- Greek houses are all managed by their national/local Housing Corporations. All houses have a House Director, a non-Georgia Tech student who is employed by the fraternity/sorority, who may live directly in the house or off-campus; this requirement is determined by each individual organization.
- Spirit/Tradition is a large component of Greek letter organizations and while this element can be achieved most any time of year with various events that the chapters host, we see it most often during holidays/seasons, Homecoming, Fall Family Weekend, National Hazing Prevention Week, philanthropy weeks, and Greek Week. Many chapters celebrate with large pomps, parade floats, and/or banners that they decorate their properties with.
- Many houses are or are making efforts to be completely ADA compliant to meet the needs of students with disabilities.